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Boys and girls forever : children's classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter

Author: Alison Lurie
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
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Presents fourteen essays on classic and contemporary children's literature, exploring the lives of notable authors and contending that the best writers for children hold on to some essence of childhood even as adults.
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Lurie, Alison.
Boys and girls forever.
New York : Penguin Books, 2003
(OCoLC)606953379
Online version:
Lurie, Alison.
Boys and girls forever.
New York : Penguin Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607811553
Named Person: H C Andersen; Hans Christian Andersen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Lurie
ISBN: 0142002526 9780142002520
OCLC Number: 50477260
Description: 219 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The underduckling : Hans Christian Andersen --
Little women and big girls : Louisa May Alcott --
The oddness of Oz --
Is there anybody there? : Walter de la Mare's solitary child --
John Masefield's boxes of delight --
Moomintroll and his friends --
Dr. Seuss comes back --
Haroun and the sea of stories --
The perils of Harry Potter --
What fairy tales tell us --
Boys and girls come out to play : children's games --
Poetry by and for children --
Louder than words : children's book illustrations --
Enchanted forest and secret gardens : nature in children's literature.
Responsibility: Alison Lurie.
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